August 2nd History on Wikipedea
Special Happy Birthday goes out to:
*1932 – Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor (d. 2013)
**1953 – Butch Patrick, American actor and singer
Major Events August 2nd
1610: Henry Hudson sails into Hudson Bay
1776 : The Signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took Place.
1876 : Wild Bill Hickok, American sheriff (b. 1837) When shot, Hickok was playing five card draw, and was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights, known as the Dead man's hand.
1934 : Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer Of Germany follwing the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
1937: The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 (INFO) is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1939 : Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.
1943 : World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
1945 : World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.
1964 : Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident: North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyer USS Maddox.
1985 : Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
1990 : Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
Battles on August 2nd in history
Battle of Chaeronea: 338BC (INFO) A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
The 2nd Punic War: 216 BC (INFO) : Battle of Cannae (INFO) : The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
1897 : Anglo-Afghan War: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand states adjacent to India's North West Frontier Province.
Timeline of WWII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II
8/2/1940: 2: General Charles de Gaulle sentenced to death in absentia by a French military court.
: The USSR annexes Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.
8/1-4/1940: 1-4: Operation Hurry, the first of the Malta Convoys, is accomplished.
8/2/1941: 2: All civilian radios in Norway confiscated by the German occupation.
: SS Commander Hans Krueger (alternative spelling, Hans Krüger) orders the registration of hundreds of Jewish and Polish intelligentsia in Stanisławów, who are subsequently tortured and murdered. This is the first implementation of the "one bullet one Jew" method in Galicia.
8/2/1943: 2: 2,897 Romani are gassed when their camp at Auschwitz is liquidated.
: John F. Kennedy's PT-109 is rammed in two and sunk off the Solomon Islands.
8/2/1945: 2: End of the Potsdam Conference: Issues such as the expulsion of Germans from the eastern quarter of Germany and elsewhere in eastern Europe are mandated in the Potsdam Agreement.